Is everyone ready for another fantastic challenge at Bee Crafty? For the next two weeks, our challenge is Coloring Fun. Don't we all love to color? :) I had a great making my project and coloring the fun, adorable image from Bee Crafty.
I decided to get out of my comfort zone of card making this time. There is so much you can do with papers and stamping so instead of a card I made this explosion box! I saw this on Cami’s blog a few weeks ago and thought it was AMAZING. I wanted to try to make one at the time but thought it was difficult so I never worked on it. But with a “crude” instruction from Cami (Thanks, Cami!), it wasn’t at all, just time consuming. I love how it came out though!
Since our challenge is Coloring Fun, I am going to show you a little on how I color my images. I am still very new at using Copics so I am not the right person to demonstrate. But here is how I color my images using the limited (very limited) colors I have on hand.
1. I first use the Marvy Memory Blender to go over the area I am going to color. This step kind of “lock” in the area I am going to color. I have tried a few different white cardstocks and find that the colors bleed or spread when I use Copic. But coloring with this colorless blender first prevents that.
2. Next, I use a lighter color from the color group I am going to use to go over the area just once, coloring in one direction only.
3. Then I use a darker shade from the same color group to go around the edges or where the image will be shadowed. This depends on the direction of the lighting you want.
4. I then use another darker shade from the same color group and go over the shadowed side of the image.
5. Finally, I use my original lighter color to blend, in circular motion the entire colored area, making sure the non-shadowed side is not too dark.
6. I repeat steps 2-5 if necessary.
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Explosion box with 3x3 note cards